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Well trying to get my mind ready for a new brain scan today.  I can't sleep and I don't believe my PCP would not order my scan for about a year and a half but I convinced him to refer me to a Neurologist who I saw for about maybe 15-20 minutes who ordered the exam urgent.  Doctors don't know everything and non-specialist knows even less.  Wish me luck going into the big box or should I say the big tube.

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Good luck Pete!

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Pete, best of luck to you. Leave early for the exam; you don't need Murphy's law showing up in traffic or car trouble for this one. Do you have someone that can go with you; might be a good idea. They are supposed to read same day, so you should get the results soon. Again, good luck brother.

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Good luck Pete!

After my heart attack last year, I was left with brain fog. My VA primary care doc referred me to MH where I had some neuro-psych testing. They found I had developed an encoding and recollection defecit for near memory. Basically, I have to spend more time and focus to retain new info. Otherwise, I have trouble recalling it. They said it was normal after a heart attack. A couple of months later, I spoke with VA neuro and they did a brain MRI. It found a number of issues, but primarily white matter disease. That is common in people 15 years older than me. No cure, but I have been exercising my brain regularly with video games and it has gotten a bit better. I'm still able to go to work, but everything has become much more challenging. Not giving up.

 

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4 hours ago, pete992 said:

Well trying to get my mind ready for a new brain scan today.  I can't sleep and I don't believe my PCP would not order my scan for about a year and a half but I convinced him to refer me to a Neurologist who I saw for about maybe 15-20 minutes who ordered the exam urgent.  Doctors don't know everything and non-specialist knows even less.  Wish me luck going into the big box or should I say the big tube.

Best of luck @pete992 - I know how this feels, coming from repeated denials for TBI for the past several years, then getting less-than-average treatment and evaluations...

I felt like I was continuously misled both with and without intention. This time around I know what to ask for, and will pursue all avenues to not only be properly documented, but get help for the issues I still face today.

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